Fundamental Concepts of the Modified Room Temperature Plastination Protocol with Silicone, with Subsequent Pigmentation, and its Application for the Conservation of Human Placenta

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Ruth Prieto; Claudia Andrea Vargas; Carlos Veuthey; Santiago Aja-Guardiola & Nicolás Ernesto Ottone


The surge experienced in recent years in the application of anatomical techniques for the conservation of anatomical samples is directly related to the need to preserve the few specimens that university institutions have in relation to increase the time of use of the same. In this sense, the plastination is the anatomical technique that stands out and that allows to preserve indefinitely, without toxicity, the anatomical preparations. We present the modified plastination protocol at room temperature with silicone, developed in the Laboratory of Plastination and Anatomical Techniques of the University of La Frontera, with the aim of applying it to the conservation of a human placenta, which was subsequently pigmented to give it an appearance closer to the real.

KEY WORDS: Plastination; Room temperature; Silicone; Placenta; Pigmentation; Acrylics.

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PRIETO, R.; VARGAS, C. A.; VEUTHEY, C.; AJA-GUARDIOLA, C. & OTTONE, N. E. Fundamental concepts of the modified room temperature plastination protocol with silicone, with subsequent pigmentation, and its application for the conservation of human placenta. Int. J. Morphol 37(1):375-376, 2019.